Tomorrow begins my sixth cycle. Since I’m well stocked up with vanilla pudding, and there are NO dirty clothes left to wash in the laundry room, I’ve had a chance today to get a few other things done.
Everybody has their Valentines all set, except for Danny who feels compelled to put his in alphabetical order. I told him I’d help him with that this afternoon.
I’ve got my ipod loaded with things to distract me and make me laugh tomorrow in the infusion center. The big kids introduced me to a video podcast called “The best of youtube” and although a few of them are NOT rated G, they’re worth it. Getting big noise-canceling headphones has been an excellent investment; listening to all the negative conversations during chemo is bad for my mental health.
We’re all set for school this week. Sam has even finished his science lab work already so I can rest knowing that he doesn’t have to make any emergency trips to the hardware store. Speaking of resting, here’s George, sound asleep on Sam’s shoulder while Sam watches his Teaching Company astronomy DVDs. Here’s a link to the course… it’s the best one we’ve done in years.
And speaking of George, I’ve got everything set for him to spend the day with his godmother, Danielle, tomorrow.
So I think I’m ready for chemotherapy number six.
PS – my mom just called, my dad’s out of surgery and they were able to fix his shoulder arthroscopically. They carved off some bone spurs and repaired a torn tendon. He should be able to go home late this afternoon.